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Claiming that “millions of votes were tampered with”, key members of Trump’s lawyers were suddenly expelled

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Claiming that "millions of votes were tampered with", key members of Trump's lawyers were suddenly expelled

In order to restore the “loss” of the general election, the Trump team launched a number of allegations of “election fraud”, but because there was no real hammer, they ran into walls everywhere. On the evening of the 22nd, Sidney Powell, a key member of his lawyer team, was suddenly expelled.

The US media commented that only a week after the formation, this “elite strike team” of election lawyers, which Trump had placed high hopes on, had already begun to disband. A person familiar with the matter disclosed that Powell’s publicly unfounded accusations were “too excessive” that even Trump could not bear, fearing that they might “unhelpful” in the litigation process.

Claiming that "millions of votes were tampered with", key members of Trump's lawyers were suddenly expelled

The “Politician” news website reported on the 22nd that Trump’s personal lawyer Giuliani and Trump’s election team legal adviser Jenna Ellis issued a statement that night, announcing that they “draw a clear line” with former lawyer team member Powell, but No reason was given.

“Sidney Powell is practicing in her personal capacity. She is not a member of Trump’s lawyers. She also did not act as a personal lawyer for the President.” The statement said.

Powell responded on Twitter that he “expressed understanding” of the statement and insisted that the Democratic Party “massively cheated and stole the election results” through voting machines of companies such as Dominion. She promised to continue to represent “we the people” and prosecute as soon as possible and added the strange label “#KrakenonSteroids” at the end of the article.

Claiming that "millions of votes were tampered with", key members of Trump's lawyers were suddenly expelled

Powell, as a key member of the lawyer team formed by Trump for the general election lawsuit, was suddenly fired. Last Saturday (14th), Trump announced a so-called “elite strike team” list of five lawyers, including Powell’s name. Trump praised them as “perfect lawyers” and looked forward to “defending a fair and just election.”

On the 19th, Powell also participated in a high-profile press conference hosted by Giuliani and was called a member of the “Elite Strike Team” by Ellis.

 

Alleged that millions of tickets had been “tampered with”, failed to produce evidence, and made low-level mistakes.

In the past two weeks, Powell has frequently made headlines in the US media, claiming that the election was “fraud” and that “the Democratic Party stole the election.” The New York Times claimed that she spread “conspiracy theories,” and “politicians” described her statement as “more and more unsound” and “unfounded.”

Powell’s “most well-known” allegation is that “millions of ballots may have been tampered with by voting machines” across the United States. Dominion, which provides voting machines and software for the general election, secretly “manipulated” and “built-in algorithms”, and will automatically vote part of it. “Tampering” Trump’s ballot into a vote for Biden.

The New York Times quoted a White House assistant as revealing that Trump was attracted by Powell’s statement and was “convinced.” He also reposted similar statements from the extreme right media on Twitter, claiming that he was “stolen 2.7 million tickets.”

Claiming that "millions of votes were tampered with", key members of Trump's lawyers were suddenly expelled

However, although Powell himself promised to release the evidence like “releasing the siren,” the outside world has yet to wait for her “real hammer”. The U.S. Election Infrastructure Government Coordination Committee and the Electoral Infrastructure Department Coordination and Executive Committee issued a joint statement, emphasizing that there is no evidence that any voting system has deleted, lost, or changed ballots, and the voting system has not been damaged in any form.

It is worth mentioning that Powell’s allegations still contain many low-level errors.

On the 19th, she declared at a press conference that Trump had received an “overwhelming majority” of popular votes. But the vote count after the election showed that Biden’s popular vote exceeded Trump by at least 6 million. Powell also tried to prove that “communist funds” interfered in the election, and spent a long time accusing former Venezuelan President Chavez of helping Biden win. But embarrassingly, Chavez passed away in 2013.

The Washington Post disclosed that Powell claimed that Michigan had “fraud” because the total number of votes in the state was more than the “total population” because she mistakenly regarded Minnesota as Michigan when calculating the total population.

The host of Trump’s favorite Fox News, Tucker Carson, complained about the 19th that despite the allegations of “tampering” votes by the ticket counting machine, Powell “never sent even a single Evidence of a page”. “When we continued to urge, she became angry and told us not to contact her again.”

 

People familiar with the matter: Trump thinks she is “disabling help.”

Bloomberg commented that the statement made by the Trump lawyers suggested that although Powell was a high-profile lawyer and took the lead in expressing “conspiracy theories” about the election, she was still “too outrageous.” This incident also caused the “elite strike team” newly formed by the Trump team to begin to fall apart in less than two weeks.

“Business Insider” mentioned that Powell has repeatedly expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory organization “QAnon” (QAnon) on social media. Last year, she took over the defense case of former Trump national security adviser Mike Flynn, who was prosecuted for “passing Russia”, and publicly promoted conspiracy theories and packaged the case as a “deep state” in an attempt to persecute Flynn, Overthrow Trump.

On the 21st, Powell declared without evidence in an interview on the conservative TV station Newsmax TV that the Republican Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp had taken bribes from Dominion, which led to “fake” votes and Trump. Lost Georgia and threatened to initiate an “epic” prosecution against Camp.

This move directly detonated dissatisfaction within the Republican Party. Former New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie criticized Powell on the 22nd for “speaking without practice” and “always accusing election fraud outside the court”, which is “infuriating”. Iowa Republican Senator Ernst also described Powell’s allegations as “offensive.”

The Washington Post quoted two advisers as saying that Trump was dissatisfied with Powell’s performance on the TV show, and several political allies called and complained that she was “too much.”

At present, Trump’s team of lawyers has successively lost or voluntarily dismissed more than 30 lawsuits. A campaign official revealed that Trump believes Powell is “not helping” and may threaten the effectiveness of other lawsuits. “Even the president thought she was crazy.”

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U.S. Vice President-elect Harris resigns as a senator in accordance with procedures

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The FBI warned that ‘armed protests’ might break out across the United States this weekend, and all regions are on high alert

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